27 days in United States Itinerary

27 days in United States Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United States sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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San Francisco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Death Valley National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Las Vegas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lake Powell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Monument Valley
— 2 nights
Drive to Page, Fly to Grand Canyon National Park
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sedona
— 1 night
Drive
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Phoenix
— 1 night
Fly
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San Diego
— 1 night

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San Francisco

— 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
On the 10th (Tue), stroll through Alcatraz Island, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, walk around Golden Gate Park, and then make a trip to Ferry Building Marketplace.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Francisco road trip tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to San Francisco. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in August, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

Yosemite National Park

— 3 nights
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, take some stellar pictures from Yosemite, Tunnel View, cruise along Tioga Pass, and make a trip to Half Dome.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yosemite National Park trip planner.

Getting from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from San Francisco in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Yosemite National Park: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

— 3 nights

A Land of Giants

With mountain peaks reaching past 4,250 m (14,000 ft) and trees stretching to over 75 m (250 ft) high, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks present nature on a grand scale.
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park is known for nature, historic sites, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the lush surroundings at Giant Forest, take a memorable drive along Generals Hwy, make a trip to Tunnel Log, and hike along Zumwalt Meadow Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in 5.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 95°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Death Valley National Park.

Things to do in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Death Valley National Park

— 3 nights

Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Extreme heat and dryness create extreme landscapes in Death Valley National Park.
Death Valley National Park is known for nature, scenic drive, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Dante's View, take a memorable drive along Artists Dr, go deep underground at Keane Wonder Mine, and explore the stunning scenery at Golden Canyon.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Death Valley National Park vacation tool.

You can drive from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Death Valley National Park in 7 hours. Traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, Death Valley National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Death Valley National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Las Vegas

— 2 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at The Mob Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from High Roller, and then explore the stunning scenery at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower Viewing Deck.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Las Vegas trip planner.

Drive from Death Valley National Park to Las Vegas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Las Vegas when traveling from Death Valley National Park in August, with lows around 77°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Zion National Park.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Zion National Park

— 2 nights
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Narrows. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Zion National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Zion National Park road trip planning tool.

Getting from Las Vegas to Zion National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Las Vegas to Zion National Park due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Las Vegas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Zion National Park, ranging from highs of 90°F to lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Lake Powell.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Lake Powell

— 2 nights
Lake Powell serves as the playground for the town of Page, drawing nearly three million visitors annually.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and then stroll through Rainbow Bridge Trail.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Powell day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zion National Park to Lake Powell. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Zion National Park in August since evenings lows in Lake Powell dip to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Monument Valley.

Things to do in Lake Powell

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Monument Valley

— 2 nights
Monument Valley is a region of the Colorado Plateau characterized by a cluster of vast sandstone buttes, the largest reaching 1000ft above the valley floor. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Goulding’s Trading Post Museum., then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours and then take in the dramatic natural features at Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Monument Valley road trip planning website.

You can drive from Lake Powell to Monument Valley in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Lake Powell in August, expect Monument Valley to be little chillier, temps between 87°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Grand Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Monument Valley

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Grand Canyon National Park

— 2 nights
The size, shape, and color of Grand Canyon National Park combine to leave an impression on visitors as deep as the canyon itself.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at North Rim Visitor Center and then take in the pleasant sights at The Trail of Time. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along South Kaibab Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Grand Canyon South Rim, then take some stellar pictures from Mather Point, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Yavapai Point.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grand Canyon National Park vacation tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Monument Valley to Grand Canyon National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Monument Valley in August, with highs in Grand Canyon National Park at 80°F and lows at 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Sedona.

Things to do in Grand Canyon National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Sedona

— 1 night

Red Rock Country

Despite its relatively small size, Sedona overflows with tourist appeal.
On the 31st (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Arizona Copper Art Museum, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take a memorable drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to 911 Memorial, then admire the striking features of Chapel of the Holy Cross, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cathedral Rock.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Sedona trip planner.

Drive from Grand Canyon National Park to Sedona in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Sedona: highs are around 89°F and lows about 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Phoenix.

Things to do in Sedona

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Phoenix

— 1 night
Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona. On the 2nd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Taliesin West, see the interesting displays at Musical Instrument Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Scottsdale Model Railroad Historical Society. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Heard Museum, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Elan Wollitzer Gallery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Phoenix road trip planner.

Getting from Sedona to Phoenix by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sedona in September; daily highs in Phoenix reach 99°F and lows reach 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to San Diego.

Things to do in Phoenix

Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

San Diego

— 1 night

America's Finest City

Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Maritime Museum of San Diego and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Diego road trip app.

Fly from Phoenix to San Diego in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Phoenix in September, expect nights in San Diego to be slightly colder, around 68°F, while days are colder, around 79°F.

Things to do in San Diego

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · History Museums
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Arizona travel guide

4.3
Canyons · Hiking Trails · Lookouts
The Grand Canyon State
Known as the "Grand Canyon State," Arizona boasts dense forests, deep gorges, sprawling national parks, and modern ski resorts. Native American reservations take up about a quarter of the state, housing several tribes and offering visitors a chance to discover the varied cultures of the country's indigenous population. A patchwork of diverse tourist attractions, Arizona features exclusive golf courses and upscale shops, as well as cactus-covered canyons and stretches of desolate desert straight out of old Westerns, perfect for a vacation far from the city bustle. Though the state still clings to its Old West flavor, its busy college towns packed with young students from around the world exude a cosmopolitan atmosphere.